Scuba Diving Near Elbow Cay

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At over 130 miles long, the Abaco Reef is the third largest barrier reef in the world, and visitors of Elbow Cay have extremely easy access to this reef system.  You can sign up for an open water dive that will take you right to the site, and for those who aren't PADI certified, you can take courses while on the island that will typically include a dive at the reef in the end so that you don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  

You'll find a couple of dive operators, a dive shop, and a small number of dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are summarized here:

Dive Shops Near Elbow Cay
Name Type Phone Location Island
Froggies Out Island Adventures Dive Shop//12577 (242) 366-0431 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

If you're ready to go diving, you might want to contact Dive Abaco. Everything scuba -- and snorkeling -- is available through Dive Abaco. This includes all of your certification courses, a number of different dive trips, equipment rentals, underwater photography, night dives, and more. They are located within Marsh Harbour, West of Elbow Cay.

Another option is Froggies Out Island Adventures. Run by a husband and wife team with a love for the islands and over 30 years of experience in the sport of scuba diving, you won't find a happier group of people ready to share their love of diving with you than these two. You can call them at (242) 366-0431.

Check the chart below for information concerning the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Elbow Cay
Name Phone Location Island
Dive Abaco (800) 247-5338 5.9 mi. West of Central Hopetown Great Abaco
Froggies Out Island Adventures (242) 366-0431 0.0 mi. South West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

Dive Sites

Some information regarding one of the area's best known dive sites can be seen in the following table.

Dive Sites Near Elbow Cay
Name Quality Visibility Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Man-O-War Cay -- -- -- -- -- 26.5938272838 -77.0111655956

To learn more about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read our exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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